“A pediatrician cut off a “significant portion” of a newborn’s penis during a circumcision procedure last summer at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hazleton, permanently scarring and disfiguring him, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the boy’s parents.”
Doctor cut off ‘significant portion’ of newborn’s penis
An article from Haaretz, international Jewish newspaper … This is shocking – using the babies of the poor and orphans as “cannon fodder” for training genital cutters …
“The rabbi goes on to explain why the students practice on the babies of the weaker strata of the population: “Why not?” he asks in the recording. “They have no father. No mother… There’s no problem. Even if your cut isn’t straight, they won’t say anything, because they don’t understand anything.”
Israeli Rabbi Uses Ethiopians, Sudanese Infants for Circumcision Training.
Yet another case of religious child abuse. Laser surgery male circumcision on a child victim goes terribly wrong. When will the world act?
Boy loses penis in botched circumcision, police confirm
Thorough article questioning circumcision from a Jewish perspective ….
” … the right to manifest one’s religion is not absolute – it is limited by the harm caused to others. In 2011, 11 boys under the age of one were treated for life-threatening haemorrhage, shock or sepsis relating to circumcision in Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the United Kingdom. In the United States, it’s estimated that 100 boys die as a result of circumcisions every year. Can religion …justify this? ”
It Cuts Both Ways: A Jew Argues for Child Rights Over Religious Circumcision
“Chaplin accused the U.N. of double standards by seeking to ban female genital mutilation but allowing male circumcision. The U.N. and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have campaigned for years to end the practise of any female genital cutting for non-medical reasons and have stressed that it is not comparable to male circumcision.”
In my view, the cutting of any child for religious rituals, medical fashion, or parental preference, is despicable.
FGM is directly comparable to MGM.
RUSSIAN ORTHODOX ARCHPRIEST OPPOSES BAN ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
UK viewers will not understand the first comment as the decision to circumcise is not a common one in the UK – you either abuse your child in this way because your religion, Islam or Orthodox Judaism, demands it – or you don’t even think about it – as the vast majority of native Britons born since the formation of the NHS (National Health Service) don’t think about it. Routine infant circumcision, MGM, was recognised as of no medical value and therefore not funded in the newly formed NHS in 1940s Britain.
Debate from 2015 (4 minutes). “African studies”, “30%”, and several other “facts” need to be checked and will be found lacking, as is the banner claiming MGM reduces the risk of penile cancer – penile cancer is extremely rare.
It is a bit silly asking a Jewish or Muslim Doctor to comment fairly on this issue. Fox should have got a non-religious Doctor to comment as well or instead of. Religious precedent for parents’ “preferences” soon crops up in the debate which was originally about rights of the child and possible medical benefits or lack thereof. Although religious precedent suggests many barbaric things concerning non heterosexual relationships modern Jews do not do them – why should MGM be different – why abuse children?
Attitudes, even in cultures where genital mutilation is the norm, are changing. This person paid a heavy price. Brave husband and wife for standing up to cultural pressure for their daughter …
“… Olalowo Hammed Olalekan and his wife, Modinat, were harassed after being pressured repeatedly by family members and members of their community to bring their daughter for circumcision as was usual with traditional requirements.
According to New Telegraph, the couple have reportedly fled the shores of Nigeria for the safety of their children. …”
Is Female Genital Mutilation A Mandatory Practice In Yoruba Land?